ROV Planet Articles

Why accurate subsea navigation was vital for an ROV assisting with deep ocean research

04.03.2021
Pelagic Research Services was looking to improve the accuracy of the subsea navigation systems on its ROV. Find out how an accurate and high-performing DVL paired with an inertial navigation system enabled smooth operation in tricky conditions by hydrothermal vents in the deep ocean.

Blue Logic Launches Underwater Inductive Connector Company Subsea USB

04.03.2021
Norwegian subsea technology company Blue Logic has created a new company, Subsea USB AS, to provide its underwater inductive connectors to the global subsea industry. The product rights, technology and patents of Subsea USB’s connectors were previously jointly owned with the Kristiansand-based Wireless Power and Communication (WPC AS).

Aleron Manager takes on The Great Scottish Triathlon for Local Charity

04.03.2021
Scott Munro, Technical Manager at Aleron Limited, specialists in complete ROV solutions, has created a new sporting challenge named, The Great Scottish Triathlon, to raise funds for local charity, Grampian Disability Sport.

Allseas Selects Seatools for Deep-sea Mining Equipment

04.03.2021
Allseas has awarded subsea technology company Seatools the contract for the delivery of the complete electrical, hydraulic, and control system for Allseas’ deep-sea mining nodule collector. The project is part of Allseas’ development program to realize advanced deep-water equipment for the gathering of polymetallic nodules from the ocean floor in a responsible way.

Kraken Announces $2.2 Million of Subsea Batteries and Sonar Contracts & Project Funding

04.03.2021
Kraken Robotics Inc., Canada’s Ocean Company™, is pleased to announce new contracts for subsea batteries and synthetic aperture sonar and new funding support totalling $2.2 million.

Investing in further Development of the Åsgard Field

04.03.2021
The partners in the Åsgard licence have decided to invest just under NOK 1.4 billion to further develop the field and implement the Åsgard B low-pressure project.

3D at Depth Launches Worldwide Offshore Geophysical Survey Services Business

04.03.2021
3D at Depth Inc., the world’s expert in commercial Subsea LiDAR (SL) laser technology, and leading provider of underwater survey services and 3D data solutions, today announces the launch of its offshore Geophysical Survey Services division.

Purpose-Built Robotic Cable for Underwater Archaeology

04.03.2021
Focusing on design and production of purpose-built cables for marine robotics, NOVACAVI has recently developed a special slightly floating tether to be connected with a Tether Management System (TMS) used for deep-sea archaeology activities.

SEA-KIT Selects Cambridge Pixel’s Radar Technology & Display Software to Enhance USV Operation

03.03.2021
Cambridge Pixel, a developer of radar display, tracking and recording sub-systems (www.cambridgepixel.com), is supplying its SPx Server technology and Maritime Display Framework (MDF) software to SEA-KIT (www.sea-kit.com) to enhance the operation of its Uncrewed Surface Vessels (USVs).

Introducing Boxfish Luna

02.03.2021
Boxfish Research, New Zealand manufacturer of underwater remotely operated vehicles, today announces the official launch of its next-generation cinematography drone, the Boxfish Luna, for professional underwater videographers and photographers alike.


Oceaneering Wins Integrated Rig Services Contract for Gulf of Mexico Development

02.03.2021
Oceaneering International, Inc. (Oceaneering) announces that its Subsea Robotics (SSR) and Offshore Projects Group (OPG) have been awarded an integrated rig services contract for covering the Khaleesi/Mormont and Samurai fields in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

Ocean Infinity acquires MMT

02.03.2021
Ocean Infinity and MMT are excited to announce an acquisition that brings together MMT’s deep expertise and established track record as a distinguished marine survey and data analytics provider and Ocean Infinity’s best-in-class robotic technology and operational expertise.

Fugro performs environmental and geotechnical surveys offshore Angola

01.03.2021
Fugro has been awarded multiple contracts by Eni Angola to carry out geotechnical and environmental surveys off the coast of Angola between now and May, and two Fugro vessels from their world’s largest fleet of specialist geotechnical and geophysical vessels are currently active in the region.

ROV Planet Magazine Issue 26

26.02.2021
ROV Planet Magazine Issue 26: Featuring Welcome to ROV Planet - Events Calendar - REV Ocean to Revolutionise Ocean Exploration and Environmental Protection - Global Oceans to Relaunch Three Iconic 6000-Meter Deep-Sea Vehicles - Roving Eye: An Inside Look - The Giant Iceberg Mission Begins - Poster: TechnipFMC-Schilling Robotics GEMINI ROV - Interview with Tina Bru: Petroleum and Energy Minister of Norway - Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) For Deep Sea Mining - Enabling Persistent Maritime Surveillance - Forum’s New Technologically Advanced Submarine Rescue Vehicle, The Lr11 - Notilo Plus Takes ROV Inspection to the Next Level - ELWAVE: A Sixth Sense for Underwater Vehicles - Gorilla ROV: Strength to Deal with the Currents - Forssea Robotics Opens Workshop and Testing Facilities in Sète Harbor, France.

Turkey Gets Falcon For Emergency Response

26.02.2021
The rapid detection of hazardous substances in Turkey’s offshore water is made possible with a Saab Seaeye Falcon operated by MOST Maritime and Environmental Services.

OTAQ: Non-Executive Director Appointment

26.02.2021
OTAQ, the marine technology products and solutions group for the global aquaculture and offshore oil and gas industries, is pleased to announce that Malcolm Pye will join the Board of OTAQ as a Non-Executive Director with immediate effect.

Ocean Business postponed until October 2021

25.02.2021
The organisers of Ocean Business have announced the event has been rescheduled from July to October 2021. The ocean technology exhibition and training forum will be deferred to the new dates of 12-14 October 2021 at the National Oceanography Centre, in Southampton UK.

Netherlands Royal Navy Appoints RTSYS for 7 ASW Training Targets

25.02.2021
RTSYS is proud to confirm a multi-million euro contract with the State of the Netherlands for the supply of 7 SEMA: PORTABLE & RECOVERABLE ASW TRAINING TARGET.
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